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    January 31, 2013
    2:00 - 3:00am PST  

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>> good morning to you. hope you are off to a great day. i am heather nauert. >> i am heal>> leaving behind a massive path of destruction. this is amateur video showing the massive funnel cloud in
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daresville, georgia. that area hit the hardest. the 25 mile per hour winds leveling homes in office buildings. even slipping over 18-wheelers and cars. take a look at that. like they were toys scattered. >> ashley, run, run. i ran and he jumped on top of me. the doors flung open. >> janice dean, the midwest and southeast having a lot of these problems. >> the storm is moving eastward. >> at one point we were dealing with a storm system that stretched a thousand miles. the worst of it hitting new york city. a lot of folks that endured sandy had wind gusts close to 60 miles an hour.
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the good news it, it will be a quick mover the bad news the worst of it is here and will continue through out the morning rush hour. behind it cold enough for snow. we could see 6-12 inches of snow in front of this very moist air. these thunderstorms continue to erupt along the i 95 corridor. be cautious. look at the wind gusts they took us close to 50 miles an hour at jfk. you can bet the airports are going to be clogged. we have we are going to see delays probably cancellations. southeast up toward the northeast where you see the dark shade of brown here that's a wind warning where you can see wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour. we see that around the nyc area. wind gusts 50 miles per hour. a lot of folks are nervous obviously. look at the 24-hour temperature change. behind the cold front
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temperatures dropping almost 40 degrees as the front continues to move eastward. we will keep you up to date on the damage reports that will be consistent through out the morning. we begin this morning with a fox news alert. a tense hostage situation unfolding in alabama. more than 30 hours after the gunman kidnapped a 6-year-old boy off of a school bus. craig boswell is live with the latest. good morning to you. we are 36 hours, a day and a half now inand very little information overnight. we are told we will be updated with information around 6:00 a.m. local time. that's a couple hours from now. we are in midland city, alabama. the property over my left shoulder you can't see much because it's very dark. we have been moved way away from the scene that's going on right now a scene t fully taken over by the fbi. jimmy lee dikes retired trucker
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navy veteran abuse cued of killi -- accused of killing a bus driver. there were 22 kids on the bus. he allegedly grabbed the little boy holding that little boy hostage in a homemade bunker. >> i can assure you the negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. this time we have no reason to believe the child has been harmed. that bunker about sometimes you will see in alabama 4 feet by 8 feet. they will put these in the ground as a tornado shelter. some describe them as a bomb shelter. we are told by people here that he does have electricity and he does have food and investigators fbi swat negotiators are able to communicate. they have pushed a pvc pipe into
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the bunker or tornado shelter and they have been able to communicate. they have lowered medicine down to the little boy who has illnesses that had to be taken care of on a daily basis. hopefully new information updated in an hour and a half, two hours. >> craig boswell live for us. >> the top five stories making the news at this hour. a manhunt is underway for this man who is considered armed and dangerous. 70-year-old arthur harmon opened tire at an office building in arizona killing that company's ceo before taking off. two other people were shot, one is in critical condition at a local hospital this morning. this all happened shortly after a litigation meeting. harmon got into an argument with two of the men involved and then started shooting.
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we were told to get under the table. there was a man with a gun. >> two men mr. harmon's target. >> the first hearing on curbing gun violence. gabriel giffords urging law americas to do more. on the other side the nra ceo, wayne laugh year. >> two many children are dying. don't many children. we must do something. >> we could stop crime in the country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have in the books. >> many gun advocates are worried the gun control plans will threaten their right to bear arms. >> a dramatic helicopter rescue was caught on camera. the nypd rushing to save the
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life of a captain who had a heart attack on a ship. while officers work to stabilize him they have lowered a rescue basket on to the deck. finally the line was steadied and he was leaded into the basket and hoisted up to the chopper. evidences rushed to the hospital where he is said to be in stable condition. >> a change of course for lance armstrong he has gone from denying it to admitting. now he says he's the scapegoat. he says i understand why we all make the beds we sleep in. he was stripped of his 7 tour defrance titles and has been banned from cycling hfor life. >> and see hook elementa -- sany hook elementary school chorus will sing at the super bowl. the nfl is flying the students
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and their families down later this week. that is your 5@5:00. president obama's job council may expire. >> the president's council on jobs and competitiveness have met twice in the white house once in durham north carolina and once in pittsburgh. they haven't met since january 17th of last year. since the same executive alreor that created the council has language in it that terminates the council today that council will go away unless the president reaut rides it. jay carney said yesterday even though the economy shrank in the 4th quarter it is still showing
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signs of life. oo there was positive economic growth in 2012 and 2011 and, you know, we continue to believe as outside forecasters believe that unless actions by those in washington take us in a different direction we will see positive economic growth and job creation this year. >> kevin brady sees things a little differently. he says this is a quote, this president's recovery ranked near the bottom in mainstream job creation. we are 3 million jobs below the prerecession peak of january 2008 and 4.3 short of an economic recovery. the white house blogged about the job's council last
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meeting over a year ago. the council offered president obama 35 specific recommendations that did not require legislative action that he took action on 33 of them and his administration had already implemented 16. there will be zero additional action from the jobs council unless the president reaut rideses it by the end of today. heather and ainsley. >> peter doocy, thanks so much. have a great day now. >> it is time to take a look at who is talking. bill o'reilly addressing us last night reacted to the latest economic data on "the factor." the last quarter was the worst economic performance since 2009. >> in a talking points memo he talks about how the president could have such a high approval rating despite the bleak report. >> america is in a bad place economically. the folks don't seem to care. there's no if he a question the
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are giving him a tremendous amount of slack. the president's achievements have been few. obama carries the law we know that but corporations bike lo boston scientific are laying off workers largely because of the cost they will occincur from ob healthcare. if that trend takes hold we are in trouble. we are living in an interesting time. we have a popular president a bad bad economy and everybody paying more taxes. doesn't add up. pardon the pun. >> a new "washington post" poll says 57 americans have a favorable opinion of president obama. that's a three-year high. >> it's time to brew on this. i am sure we all worked with this kind of person in our lives. the know it all person. turns out they might not just annoy you but they could ruin
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your super bowl party on sunday. >> a recent survey finds 52 percent of adults feel the know it all is the worst super bowl guest. close runner up the remote dominator the social butterfly an the super fan that am coulds decked out in the uniform. >> and screams through out the whole party. >> what is the worst house guest? tweet them or e-mail them to us. ronald reagan's boyhood home is getting a lot of tanks because it is about to meet the wrecking ball in order to make way for a brand new building in honor of president obama. >> they are some of the easiest meals to make at home. these guys the frozen pizza may be tainted with poison. >> average price of gas 3.39 cents per gallon.
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>> it is 15 minutes after the top of the hour. one week before forming at the inauguration a 15-year-old major receipt was shot dead in her home in chicago. her death was a case of mistaken identity of a new york gang. a navy spokesperson says work will begin in a few days and the dismanted elling process will take about a month. right now the ship's hull is causing damage to the reef which it hit. heather? >> it is time now to bank on
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this. joining me live is lauren simonetti. they want subsidies of union members paid for by taxpayers. >> this is a lot of back pedalling. the neighbor unions back the healthcare law turning completely sour on it as it is being rolled out. it will be in full effect in 2014. union leaders say many of the law's requirements drive up costs for their workers. they want some of the lower paid members to get federal insurance subsidies once designed for workers without employer coverage. 20 million americans are in the push for the subsidies and they work at smaller companies not the big ones. the wall street journal contacted the white house for this story for comment. the issue is subject to rules that are still being written. so many companies aren't going to even know how to comply with the new law. >> that has been a huge problem. another topic. there's a class action lawsuit against nestle corporation for pizzas. this class action lawsuit the
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lawyers file them the plaintiffs get a tiny bit of money and the lawyers get it all. >> sometimes. >> this one hits home for many moms who stick a frozen pizza in the oven. now a $5 million battle. a mother taking on nestle over stauffers and california pizza kitchen the ones we all have in our freezer. nestle is placing process over public health by not removing trans fat. it's been banned in restaurants in places like new york city and philadelphia but it has been banned from packaged food oos. all comply with the fda as well as usda regulations. >> that is the key. they have had success with other lawsuits against mcdonalds they eventually settle the lawyers make their money the other people get a couple pennies. >> thank you so much. straight ahead we are going to tell you about this. a bombshell revelation about one of the nfl's most famous faces.
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dan marino football legend as a love child. we will tell you about that. >> what should you do if a shooter barges into your office building. there's a new government suggestion that teaches you how to fight back with, listen to this. office supplies. >> that's right. office suplays.
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>> it is 22 minutes after the hour. democratic massachusetts governor duvall patrick picking his former chief of staff to fill open senate seat. cowans will hold the seat until a special election was held. it is the first time the senate
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has had two african american senators republican tim scott representing south carolina. those with religious objections will be forced to pay the obama care tax. it was released by the irs about the law answer individual mandate. any one whose religious belief conflicts with insurance they will be exempt from that. >> 34 percent of firms expect to add to the payrolls in the next six months. this is the highest percentage since last april. here with three companies hiring right now cheryl casone from the fox business network. >> i wish these surveys will translating into data. when it comes to unemployment we will get another monthly look at the job situation in the morning. we have companies that are hiring who have seasonal jobs today with lows. they are the home improvement company they are the second largest in the nation. they have 45,000 seasonal jobs
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9,000 permanent part-time jobs 15 million customers a week are shopping at lowe's right now. they need people who can be home improvement experts people that can do gardening things like that that can help customers come in the door remodel their homes redo their homes military friendly. one of the top 500 military companies right now. >> these are one of the companies that i have highlighted in the past. they have a big edition of hiring our nation's veteran. second largest in holding assets. they are always hiring. sales people, technology, operations, customer service. they have what's called a military support affinity group within the company. if you are a veteran and hired there's a sport system they set up meetings network and take the skills you have on the battlefield and bring them into the company. >> that is great. the cell phone industry is just
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growing and growing by leaps an bounds. if you are interested in that there is a company hiring as well. >> whether you are getting the new blackberry it's wireless accessories. 680 jobs for 2013 schl they are also going to be hiring 75 to 100 people in the corporate headquarters. 170 new locations they opened are going to be opening this year and they are really looking for managers. you can make up to 6 figures as a manager or make up to $10 an hour if you are an hourly employee in one of the stores. fastest growing franchise solaris. anything that is wireless, you are going to find jobs. we are seeing a shortage of people that have i team skills, skills that can go into engineering typo significances. what we are doing is if you go to casone knee exchange.com about all of the web sites direct links to apply to the
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jobs to get more information on the companies. thanks so much, cheryl. always enjoy that segment. when we come back continuing coverage of the extreme weather we were telling you about. tornadoes and high winds already responsible for death and destruction all across the south. we will have a live update for you. then ronald reagan's boyhood home there it is about to meet the recognizing bal -- wrecking ball. they may be paying tribute to president obama instead. back in 1981 the tide is high by "blondie" it was the number one song.
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>> good morning to you. a fox news lart now continuing coverage of two major issues going on. tornadoes packing powerful winds touching down in 6 states killing two people. the twister's ripping homes and trees to sheds. >> also in alabama a tense hostage situation continuing after more than 30 hours. a gunman holding a 6 yeefrld boy that he kidnapped off of a school bus. that's where we began. craig boswell has the latest on the hostage situation there. >> goot morning to you. here we are a day and a half in
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later. place say the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dikes a retired truck driver navy veteran accused of going on a bus asking for children where the bus driver kept him from getting the children. he opened fire on the bus driver killing the bus driver and grabbed a 6-year-old boy taking him hostage. he's holding the hostage and the property back behind us here in a homemade bunker. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> now wednesday night prayer services were focused on prayers for the little boy. they were focused on remembering the bus driver as a hero. as for the bunker we are told investigators are communicating with the suspect through a pvc pipe they have pushed down into
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the dirt. the bunkers this one described as a bomb shelter or as you will see across alabama similarly a tornado shelter 4 feet by 8 feet dropped into the ground and they were covered over by dirt. they are not very large but we are also told the suspect has electricity in this area as well. we should be getting updated information here probably a couple hours around 6:00 local time. back to you. >> i know you will keep us posted. now for your 5@5:30. the top five stories making news at this hour. what should you do if there's a crazed gunman on the lose at your job. homeland security says grab a pair of scissors. >> if you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover you might want to consider over powering the shooter with whatever means are available. >> that's the advice from the department of homeland security video on confronting hoshooters.
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the firearm's owner association says a legal firearm will do much more to save lives then a scissors. >> would you like to know who came up with dopey idea. let's tell you about this. an nfl bombshell coming days before the super bowl. the new york post reporting married hall of fame quarterback dan marino fathered a lo child. at the time the then 35-year-old woman worked as a production assistant as cbs sports. that's where marino has been a premium analyst since 2003. she gave birth to his daughter in 2005 no one knew because he paid her millions of dollars to keep quiet. >> this is one wall that shouldn't be torn doan. it was the home of ronald reagan. it was denied landmark status and they are ready to tear it down. it is trying to become the site of president obama's
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presidential library that is drawing strong concerns the university might turn president vegan's form house into a parking lot for an obama library. >> talk about setting a very bad example a wild brawl breaks out between two coaches in twinsburg ohio. things got so out of control one parent had to call 911. >> there was a fight between two adult men at botanical sports club and it's in a basketball game. can you get a couple cruisers out here because these parents are out of control. >> are they physically fight sng>> physically fighting in front of 4th grader. >> the men was swinging at each other and one had the other in a head lock. >> they are the adults, they are setting the example for the children. >> both men were issued misdemeanor citations for fighting. >> emotional episode of american
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idol last night. meet mateo american dez the 21-year-old from atlanta. might be small but he toshowed e judges he can belt it out like the best. listen to "a change is going to come." ♪ >> you hit me in the heart. >> i love you guys. this is crazy. >> you brought me to tears, which i am holding back, honestly. >> you brought me to tears that haven't fallen yet. >> he made it to the next round in hollywood. that's the best part the beginning when they are selecting everyone. >> talk about the politics now. it will be a heated day on capitol hill today. less than five hours away from the start of chuck howing el's confirmation hearing.
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doug luzader is live with a preview. a lot of ground to cover, doug. where do they start? >> that's a good question. it will be a long day. chuck hagel is a vietnam war veteran who has seen his share of action. his toughest political battle will be today. he will be itching for a fight when he nominated former republican senator. mitch mcconnell was at best noncommittal about how it would go forward. >> we have had a chance to discuss his positions privately. we are looking forward to looking at it publicly. see how it comes out on the floor when it comes out of the committee. >> hagel's commitment to israel and where he will be able to
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play tough with iran and nuclear ambitions. hagel has been lob being hard trying to win support of one member at a time. chuck schumer uncertain about hagel decided to back him after winning commitments on israel. at least some senate republicans this will be a big thumps down. >> i cannot support who thinkings we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on iran. >> hagel wiould oversee the mil te mill tear reat a time of slipging budgets and tough choices. the fiercest critics are going to be from the right. wide licks pekted despite a tough couple days ahead hagel is going to ultimately be confirmed as the nation's next secretary of defense. back to you guys. >> doug luzader a lot going on in washington today. >> a lot going on in the south.
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extreme weather in the southeast. tornadoes ripping through half a dozen states leveling everything in its path and this morning two people are dead. mark height ner is in georgia and that's an area that has seen widespread damage this morning. things are looking really bad right there behind you. what can you tell us? >> this is what's left of a grocery store here in downtown. we are 60 miles north of atlanta, northwest of atlanta. in this town this small town has been were the tee much leveled by this storm that came through. this particular grocery store we are standing in front of had a number of people that were inside when the tornado -- suspected tornado hit. we are told the clerk, the owner she hid under the counter. the customers inside they hid in the isles. across the street from where we
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are standing there is a hotel that has been torn apart. luckily no one seriously injured in either of the spots we are standing in front of. unfortunately, though, there were about nine folks who were hurt and tragically one man who died when a tree crashed through the roof of his mobile home crushing him. at this point they are trying to clean up the pieces and trying to get things back together here in adairsville in neighboring gordon county up the road where there were 8 more folks who were hurt. it will be a long process but they are doing what they can to try to clean up the pieces after a dead stloirm came through here just under 24-hours ago. reporting live marc teichner, fox news. >> from our fox affiliate. janice dean continues our extreme weather coverage with what's happening right now. >> we are seeing the winds blaze across the northeast.
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wind gusts close to 65 miles per hour. tropical storm force winds certainly. this is almost like tropical storm because we are seeing rainfall wind gusts and pressure dropping out of the system rapidly. sandy hook new jersey 63 miles per hour. westchester pennsylvania 6 mails an hour. it brought severe weather including two dozen reports of tornadoes. the worst of it across the great lakes and the northeast a cold front ploys eastward. ahead of the cold front warm moist air. we are dealing with temperatures 63 degrees across the northeast coast. it will clear out by midday today. we have had delays at the airport jfk and laguardia. it will get worse through out the day today. temperatures as minuted dropping like a rock. 7 in rapid city. but ladies look at the
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windchill. feels like minus 48 in mine not this morni -- minot this morning. >> there is the silver lining. >> if you are like a lot of us you wonder about the worker's salaries. there might be a way to find out how much money they are making. look, heather before you leave if you can do what this girl is doing. a back flipping cheerleader comes face to face with her school mascot. ♪
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>> it is 44 after the top of the hour. let's span the globe to see the headlines overseas. hit a convoy of trucks believed to be shipping weapons to militant group hezbollah. the trucks were filled with anti
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missile equipment. doctors in britain expect her to return to the hospital there within the next ten-days. they will reconstruct her skull with a titanium plate. heather? >> ainsley, thank you so much. >> you ever want to know how much your co-worker makes or if they got a big bonus last year? some companies are making the information readily available. diane macedo has the story. >> i know how it works. bill o'reilly then you. >> that's right. it's right tunder there. the wall street journal is reporting employees at new york data analytic's company can click on a share drive to see investor agreement hiring decisions and employee pay along with each worker's equity and bonuses. the company's founders say they believe the people work more efficiently when better understand their individual contribution to the whole group. they are not alone.
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software kentucky based data base software companies say giving access to company financials and knowing how to rint pret them when their staff applied ownership plan giving workers a greater stake in their decisions. the approach has its drawbacks. invasion consulting company not only gives employees all of the company's financial information but also gives them a say in whether to take on new hires clients and projects. one employee told the journal how openness can make project evacuatial weighses a -- evaluations awkwa when people are listening in. it shares is salary ranges and post them on the company's web site. it made it impossible to hire prized applicants without raising everyone else's salaries or getting them to agree to exceptions. critics will be happy to know open pay systems are mostly
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bound in startups. th the trend is continuing ovenlt>> start-ups are all making a lot of money. >> the man who pretended to be manti te'o's girlfriend speaks out. >> because after everything i have gone through i finally realized i had to move on with my life. >> he tells doctor phil the real reason that he topulled that disturbing prank. >> it is the last chance to answer the brew on this question of the day. who is the most annoying super bowl guest? a recent survey says it's the know it all at your party. e-mail us at friendsfirst@foxnews.com. first let's check in with steve doocy on fox and friends. >> the most annoying guest is probably pry an kilmeade. >> he comes in and drinks all of the top shelf liquor and refills the bottle with water. >> good morning ladies. coming up on "fox & friends"
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what if your doctor was in a union? could they go on strike? senator thinks so. he is live. stewart barney will be talking about the lousy economic numbers. john stossel, michelle malkin and 6 dangerous ingredients in popular foods things like potato chips and salads. then begin the game with super duper party dishes. it all starts on fox news channel.
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>> a kansas city high school will start collecting hair from students to do mandatory drug tests. if they test positive they have
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90-days to have a clear test before they con tatact parents. >> at western illinois university mascot strolls on to the basketball court mid-back flip taking out a cheerleader. she pops right up as cheerleaders do. >> they are so limb ber. >> the mastermind behind the dead girlfriend hoax. he says that he felt deeply romantically involved with manti and even admitted being the voice behind all of the phone calls not the cousin which was once speculated. he finally came clean because he wanted to live his own life. >> why did you end this relationship? >> for many reasons. there were many times where manti and linnea had broken up before. but every time that either i
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would try tore or the male gender it's like they would break up something would bring them back together whether it was something going on in his life or linnea's life or in this case my life. i wanted to end it because after everything i had gone through i finally realized i had to move on with my life and i had to get my -- me, i had to start just living. >> manti has maintained he was not involved in that hoax. it's time for the brew on this question of the day responses. earlier in the show we asked you about a new study that tells you know it alls are the worst super bowl party guests. >> we asked you. he wanted to know what made the worst guest during super bowl. mark e-mailed us:
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>> which ones drive you the most nuts? >> probably the one that makes you taste all of the food. >> people who are really loud. i appreciate getting excited but the really loud guys it's too much. >> keep all of us in mind at your super bowl parties. >> thank you everyone who responded. >> one of the funniest super bowl ads you will see this year... >> what's wrong? you want a dorr ror ree dorito? >> it's mine. >> here you go. >> last one. >> here you go, last one. >> i read the average super bowl party will have 17 people.
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>> welcome back. time for the good, the bad, and the ugly. first the good. a labrador retriever holding on to the title of america's top dog. according to the american kennel club, the lab beat out all other breeds for the second year in a are great . next the bad. if you thought cats were cute and cuddly, well they are cute there but think again. a new study finds cats are more vicious than once thought. the study claims domestic cats kill billions of birds and small mammals like chip phufrpbgz each year -- chipmunks in the u.s.